towns near La Bussola

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Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro...

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Rifugio located in a very panoramic location on Monte Grigna at 1730 meters. Ideal for climbing courses and is a foothold for the wonderful climbing trails in the surrounding area, particularly Monte Grigna Meridionale (South Monte Grigna) aka Monte...

A mountain Rifugio at 1515 metres on the western slope of the Grigna accessed in about 3 to 3.5 hours of hiking (one way) along the Val Méria from Rongio just above Mandello del Lario. There are 23 beds. Call in advance during holiday periods to...

Cabin Luigi Azzoni (property of “Società Escursionisti Lecchesi") is located at 1860 meters above sea level on the top of Resegone mountain, symbol of Lecco city. From this peak can be admired a nice landscape, from Monte Rosa to the Adamello...

The cabin is located on the northern Grigna and can be reached in about 1 hour and a half both from the hill of Balisio and from the town of Pasturo. We can accommodate up to 25 people in rooms with bath or in a dormitory. We are open every weekend...

Rifugio located at the base of a ski hill in the Piani di Bobbio region. Features restaurant, 13 rooms with private bath. Also a good starting point for a few scenic hikes....

Surrounded by a beautiful forest (forest Giulia), overlooking the plains with a breathtaking view. The shelter not only offers in its immediate vicinity the departure of all the most interesting routes of the southern Grigna is a great place to...

A warm welcome for those who explore the mountains is the tradition of the Soldanella Refuge; a place to eat and sleep for mountaineers and hikers, as well as a place for those looking for clean healthy air and good food, a place for families that...

OPENING: All the year: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays; Every day: from June to September and Christmas Time Other days only by reservation....

Located at the foot of the Grigna, easily reachable on foot or by car. Excellent choice for families, who will find walking not too demanding to be able to do with their children....

Friends organization Baita Draw a place for recreation, and aggregation of educational and cultural nature immersed in the woods of Parco Monte Barro. The refreshment bar is open to the public all holidays and every Wednesday....

Rifugio Cazzaniga Merlini lies on a rocky outcrop in the clear dominance of entire area plans Artavaggio, almost like an eagle's nest. In the large dining room you can enjoy homemade dishes, delicious desserts and cheeses. In the period of pastures,...

Located in the Grigna mountans with unrivaled views and hiking opportunities. In places Cainallo are paid parking (€ 2 per day), the ticket can be bought at the Restaurant Cainallo. Parked the car walk along the path 24 following the signs to the...

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The Brioschi shelter offers 34 beds and dining room seats up to 40 people. You can hop from all sides, we are some of the most popular and frequent access to the summit, referring to other sources for insights cartographic and descriptive way....

Simple dishes, wholesome and plentiful. The restaurant Hermitage of Mt. Barro in Galbiate (Lecco) offers cuisine from the Brianza and mountain area in a quaint, informal and courteous setting. Our culinary offerings start with a tantalizing...

Since 1960 the Ferrari Family offers alpinists a well-earned rest, sincere hospitality and pleasant accommodation. I grew up here and I continue this tradition with passion and I still offer food and accommodation because it gives me pleasure as...

"La Meridiana" is a family-run complex in the countryside and in the pure air of the mountains, including bar, restaurant and camping with caravan sedentary and free pitches for campers and tents.Located Piani Resinelli, at the foot of...

Located up the Grona Mountain, at 600 m. altitude, above the town of Menaggio ( 10 minutes by car) .Plesio is the ideal start point to many hikings like Rifugio Menaggio, Sant Amate, Alpe di Nesdale, Mount Grona and Mount Bregagno. Things to see:...

Located just minutes south of Bellagio’s town centre is this charming little village that can be reached by foot, car or a shuttle train known as “Trombetta". Noteworthy is the small dock with examples of “Lucie" or traditional fishing boats with...

The origin of Erba is lost in the mists of time, There is evidence showing the area was inhabited before the Romans. Erba, in Roman times, was named "Herba". In the Middle Ages, two important castles dominated the territory, a place located in upper...

Not far from the shore, in front of the town Ossuccio, lies Comacina Island, the only Island in lake Como with its little white church dedicated to S. Giovanni. The island is also home to roman ruins, nature hikes and a well known restaurant:...

Argegno is a small village situated on an inlet in the lake, and is built alongside the River Telo. A popular cable car excursion, one of the steepest in Europe, can transport people up to the nearby village of Pigra. A newly opened beach or "lido"...

Old world atmosphere characterizes this town with narrow streets, laneways and steep stairs. Mount San Bernardo and Briante rise over 1300 meters in the background. Characteristic of the skyline is the tall bell tower of San Vittore....

Faggeto Lario’s name originates from the large number of beech forests in the region. In the village of Palanzo, on the occasion of the Sagra Torchio, an ancient wine press dating from the second half of the sixteenth century carved from a single...

Historically significant as the location near Musso where Benito Mussolini was captured and executed as he attempted to escape to Switzerland. The Museum of Resistance records events from this tumultuous period....

The village extends from the shore of the lake to Monte Preàla. The higher part of the village is called Castello because it was fortified in the Middle Ages. It took part in the feud of Nesso, which was ruled by the Visconti family but was later...

Destination of natural beauty including the Val Senagra Oasis, waterfall and Rogolone, one of the oldest oak trees in Europe. Here you can also visit S. Maria del Tiglio, one of the most important Romanesque buildings of the province....

Pigra is located above the picturesque town of Argegno and can be reached by cable car. From Pigra you can do the wonderful hike down to Colonno (2 hrs.) situated on the lake....

Famous for the gorge that bisects the colourfully painted town. The Ponte Roma bridge near the shore affords views of the waterfall on one side and the lake on the other....

This little village, which lies on the western shore of Lake Como, at the foot of Monte Costone, is one of the most distinctive places on the lake. In the last century Sala Comacina was already considered an important holiday destination, as is...

Located on the northern shores of Lake Como, this town boasts a large marina and beach set against dramatic mountains in the background. Water sports are popular here as well as hiking and bird-watching in a nearby bird sanctuary....

Dervio lies on a peninsula that juts out into the waters of the lake, situated at the mouth of Valvarrone and the river Varrone. Very ancient in origin, it was an important fortified village since Roman times for its strategic position on the road...

Located in the 'center' of the lake, facing the Bellagio promontory, some 30 kilometers north of Como. It has been visited by many historical celebrities including Verdi, who wrote part of his famous La Traviata opera here. It continues to be a...

Located up the Grigna mountain, just above the town of Varenna with views of Bellagio and Mennagio. It also affords views of all three branches of Lake Como. A popular visitor highlight is Castle Vezio....

Domaso lies on the west side of the northern lake. It was a fishing village, now transformed into a popular and dynamic tourist area. Domaso is one of the most famous and hospitable villages of the Alto Lario. It is the surfers' paradise, thanks to...

Located on the western shore of Lake Como, the area consists of the two distinct centres: Urio and Carate Lario; they were administratively united in 1927. Urio, rich with residential villas, is situated on a beautiful panoramic position, on a slope...

Ossuccio is a small town home to less than 1000 people. It looks onto Lake Como’s only island Comancina while inshore the hills quickly ascend into mountains. The town is most known for its UNESCO Heritage Site, the Sacro Monte—a place of pilgrimage...

Located on the western shores of Lake Como, the town derives its name from the river that flows from the mountains to the lake. A pebble beach invites water activities like swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing....

Great example of a medieval village with many preserved architectural elements that can be experienced on foot without the bustle of vehicle traffic. Of particular interest is the parish church St. Tecla and Villa Pliniana....

A picturesque town on the eastern side of Lake Como featuring restaurants, shops, hikes and a lido beach with pool....

The town overlooks Como, some 500 metres below linked by a steep, narrow, winding road, and by the Como-Brunate funicular. The highlight of the trek is the lighthouse dedicated to Allesandro Volta who lived in Brunate for a short period. Brunate is...

Blevio is the first town you come to on the eastern shore of the lake when coming from Como. From the centre of town spectacular panoramas greet visitors. Home to several private villas and luxury resort, Casta Diva....

A fishing village at the extreme north of Lake Como, close to the Swiss border. It is surrounded by majestic mountains which create a dramatic backdrop to this picturesque area. The main activities favour outdoor enthusiasts and include water...

A very small town located 14KM north of Como made famous by George Clooney’s purchase of a villa previously owned by the Heinz family. The villa was location for scenes from Ocean’s Twelve. Also of interest is an out-of-place pyramid mausoleum to...

Lenno lies roughly at midpoint of Lake Como’s western shore. Its most popular attraction is Villa Balbianello, an ivy covered building that was the setting for a number of Hollywood blockbusters including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Casino...

Colico is a town located at the northern part of Lake Como dominated by Mount Legnone. It is characterized by natural attractions as well as those made by man including forts, guard towers and the Piona Abbey. Its location on the water makes it...

Gravedona is situated in an enchanting gulf, protected to the north by picturesque mountains and allocated in a harmonious way, caracterised by small squares, lanes and alleyways. With its churches and monuments, testimonies of a past filled with...

Moltrasio is located on the west shore in the first basin of Lake Como. Famous for its villas, houses, personalities and gardens (see for example, Villa Fontanelle, once owned by Versace). The mild and sunny climate and the enchanting view, make it...

Conveniently serviced by Lake Como's ferries, Varenna is quieter and more laid back than Bellagio, and there are typically fewer tourists. It is a small picturesque 15th century settlement on the eastern shore of Lake Como characterized by colourful...

Because of its favourable geographical position, Cernobbio was chosen as an ideal location to build palaces and elegant villas such as Villa Pizzo and the famous Villa d’Este, one of the most elegant and famous hotels in the world. From the town...

Its central location makes Menaggio an excellent place to base yourself. The town is characterized by a quaint piazza by the lake with restaurants, cafe's, shops, and a flowered lake side promenade. It’s perfect for an evening stroll. Enjoy one of...

Cadenabbia is a favorite spring and autumn resort, owing to the great beauty of the scenery, vegetation, and its sheltered location. It also serves as a popular health resort and a holiday place for travelers. The town was founded by the Celts about...

The walks in the many hamlets of Lezzeno offer special relevances historical and architectural such as Villa Citterio seventeenth century. The morphology of the territory of Lezzeno offers spectacular views with boat tours where you can see, in...

Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro...

Known as the Pearl of the lake due to its position on the tip of a peninsula, Bellagio is characterized by porticos, cobbled stepped streets, narrow alleyways, and shops selling local handicrafts, and the numerous bars and restaurants it is by far...

Tremezzo is centrally located on lake. Base yourself there and you will have quick access to the ferries and some of the most prestigious accommodation that Lake Como has to offer. Tremezzo, and its nearby town Cadenabbia, give you Lake Como's most...

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